Ready to Go Blonde? Try One of These Trending Shades

August 07, 2023
Jordan Julian
By: Jordan Julian | by L'Oréal
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Whether or not you subscribe to the age-old theory that blondes have more fun, there’s no denying that going blonde can be an exciting way to change up your look. But once you’ve decided to take the plunge and lighten your hair, you’re faced with the challenge of choosing the right shade of blonde for you. Every month, it seems like a new blonde hue is trending, from sparkling blonde to bronde. We don’t blame you if you find it a tad overwhelming. To make your hair transformation as simple as possible, we’re sharing all of the blonde inspo you need. Keep scrolling for a roundup of trending blonde hair colors and you’ll be booking your salon appointment ASAP.

Sparkling Blonde

Redken’s official hair color of the year for 2023, sparkling blonde is a warm blonde with subtle rose or golden undertones. As Redken brand ambassador Adrienne Dara previously told, “the sparkling blonde hair color is all about promoting soft undertones of warmth — creating a recognizable blonde but with a hint of rose to enhance reflection, luster, and most of all, healthy-looking hair.”  


When you mix blonde and brunette hair you get bronde, one of the most dynamic and low-maintenance blonde shades. Similar to dirty blonde, it essentially is a dark or brunette base with blended warm blonde highlights. It’s a great choice if you’ve been a brunette your whole life and are not quite ready to break out the bleach just yet. Can’t find time to make it to the salon? You can DIY highlights at home with the Garnier Olia Highlights Kit

Platinum Blonde

Why not go all in and take the platinum plunge? Platinum refers to a super light, silvery blonde shade. It tends to have cooler undertones (though it can be warm, too) and makes for a bold, edgy take on blonde hair. Since dying your hair such a light color can be damaging, keep your strands looking and feeling healthy with the Redken Acidic Bonding Concentrate Regimen.  

Mushroom Blonde

ICYMI: This trendy take on bronde has been having a major moment this year. If you like a cooler look, you’ll love this earthy, ashy shade, which uses unexpected brown and gray tones to add dimension.  

Baby Blonde

Calling all summer girlies! Baby blonde is a light shade similar to platinum but with a warmer, sun-soaked vibe. We know you don’t have the time to go to the beach every day, but you can fake the look with this hair color. Pro tip: Keep brassy tones at bay by using a hair gloss treatment, such as the L’Oréal Paris Le Color Gloss One Step In-Shower Toning Gloss in Cool Blonde.   

Honey Blonde

Warmth is essential to the honey blonde look. Rich golden tones give this hair color depth and movement. There is some room to customize how light or dark you want to go, as long as you stay within that warm honey hue.  

’90s Blonde

Channel your inner bombshell with ’90s blonde hair, a bleachy bright blonde shade. Dial up the nostalgia factor by styling your hair in a bouncy supermodel blowout.  

Photographer: Chaunte Vaughn

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